Acquire the Career You Desire

Life experiences and circumstances can at times have a way of decreasing one’s belief that they can build or create the life they desire. The barriers and obstacles that you perceive in your life can seem limiting and insurmountable.  The truth is that you were born with everything you need to construct the existence you want and the future you’ve dreamed of. Here are some ways that you can take action toward achieving your personal, career, and financial goals and dreams.

1.    Use your time wisely. We all have numerous demands on our time and energy. In most cases though, there are a few moments that we can all consciously decide to make different choices in order to open up time to start working toward our goals. Even if you can only begin with 5-15 minutes, those few moments each day can lead to the complete transformation of your life. Do all you can everyday to develop the knowledge and skills you need for success. Once you set aside or reserve that time, use it to do your homework, improve your skills, prepare your resume, prepare for interviews, or build a business and become an entrepreneur. Find something you love and enjoy to work toward so that you can look forward to setting aside this special time to build the life you want. What can you move around or change in your daily schedule to create at least 5-15 minutes at the beginning or end of each day to start working toward living your dreams?

2.    Increase in education. Education is one of the most important components to success. Work toward obtaining your degree or certifications. If it is not possible at this very moment, begin educating yourself. You can develop or train your mind, increase in knowledge, boost your capabilities, and develop your character through reading and studying books, information on the internet, and other materials independently on your own until other opportunities open up. Matter of fact, it will be your willingness to develop your mind on your own that will help you increase in practical ability and skill to pave the way for those opportunities. Give thought and consideration to what you want, develop a plan, use any and all resources around you, and increase in knowledge each day to get there. Resolve to be a lifetime learner. Do everything you can to develop your mind, speech and manners to prepare for your future life experiences and promotions.

3.    Develop connections. There are some circumstances in life that can cause one to end up with few or no connections that can aid them in developing or re-launching their desired career. A pregnancy, being a stay-at-home mother, a change of location or move across or outside of the country, gaps in employment, a prolonged illness, or any extended leave of absence from work can all potentially cause you to be momentarily isolated. If this is the position you find yourself in, take steps when possible to begin connecting socially with others. Find a mentor in your area of interest who has done what you aim to do, and done it well. Talk to a career counselor or academic adviser. Volunteer in your community and create bonds with others who you share common interests with, or with whom you can work toward a cause or purpose that is important to you. If you can’t get out much for financial reasons, health issues, or other constraints, network online (through communities like with the wisdom, knowledge, gifts, and skills you possess until you can. Associate with community and professional organizations or associations in your area of interest or field of expertise. Don’t let this be a roadblock to your goals. One day at a time, make an effort toward connecting with others that can provide you with knowledge, wisdom, and even encouragement to achieve your highest hopes and aspirations.

4.    Consider changing locations. It may be that your hometown or your current city of residence does not have the capacity or is not conducive to you achieving your goals. To make a decision about this tip or suggestion (for your own life) there are a couple of questions you must ask yourself. Is where you currently live or reside the best setting for you to live your dreams? Does your current location have the most opportunities and the greatest potential for you to thrive in your area of interest? Or is there a better location in the world that may increase the chances for your success? It may be possible for you to succeed or even create a market for your niche where you’re at, but it may be necessary to consider a better location.  This step may not be desirable or immediately feasible for everyone, but it does not mean that it will not be a possibility in your future. If you can’t move immediately and you desire to do so, you can start gathering information, education, connections, and eventually resources to make it your reality.

5.    Develop drive and perseverance. You have to be relentless in your pursuit of your goals, because your goals and dreams depend on you and you alone.  It is your determination, your gift(s), your demonstration of your trustworthiness, and your resourcefulness that will make room for you. Everyone in life experiences road blocks of some sort. It may feel like some individuals experience way more than others. Whatever comes your way or becomes a part of your life journey though, is so and exists because you are strong enough to handle it.  Nothing will ever be a part of your life experience that you are not strong enough to bear and overcome. Be resolved to prove to the world, but most importantly to yourself what you are capable of. Develop an unwavering determination down in your spirit to go over, around, under, or bust straight through any barrier that attempts to stand in your path or hinder your destiny. Take your life out of the hands of everyone else and place it back in your own. You were created to be an over-comer; and you are the only person, the only obstacle that can stand in your way.

Use every moment of each day wisely, be proactive, plan ahead, and learn all you can. Decide where you want your skill set to take you, build strong relationships based on the demonstration of your skill set and talent, ask for wisdom and advice when necessary, and enlist the help of those who are willing. Don’t let people who are not willing to help, or those who don’t wish you well, discourage you. Set your goals and achieve them anyway. One day at a time, with (or without) the support of those around you, you can create the life you desire!

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